Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Challenge #3 Your Water Supply

Your challenge today is to ensure your water supply.  No matter the type of disaster, the most important item on your "must have" list, before your BOB, before your first aid kit, is water.  And while the scenarios may be different (a boil water order, lost in the desert, water supply pipes breaking, etc) the preparation is the same.  Here's how:

  • Always have a supply of bottled water on hand (in your home, in your office, in your vehicle, in your backpack, etc).
  • Always have a method to purify water available (by boiling, with water purification tablets, with a back country water filter, etc)
  • Have additional methods to store water available (5 gallon buckets, collapsible folding water containers, water barrels, etc).
  • Find additional water sources (besides the water that comes out of your faucet, where else in your area can you get water?  Check out local creeks and natural water sources, determine if hand digging a well is feasible where you live, does putting together water barrels or other rain collection systems make sense in your area?).
Check out additional information on ensuring your water supply here, here, and here.

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